Teagen Moody won Grand Champion Heifer – Any Other Breed in 4-H breeding beef. He also received purple ribbon ranking in swine and beef showmanship.

The 2018 South Dakota State Fair is in the books for the 4-H kids in Sanborn County, and they did a fantastic job again this year. There were participants in all kinds of exhibit areas and youth-in-action competitions from Special Foods to showing livestock to static exhibits in a number of exhibit areas. Some of the Sanborn County 4-Hers only had one entry at the fair, and some of them had several entries. Overall, a lot was learned and fun was had by everyone again this year.

…See the results and more pictures in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal.

The Town ‘N Kountry Kids Red Crew 4-H Club met on Sept. 16, 2018, at the Community Center in Woonsocket.

The meeting was called to order by Vice President Xavier Baysinger. The Flag Pledge was led by Tatiana Roberts, and the 4-H Pledge was led by Hope Baysinger. Roll call was led by Lane Burkel with the topic, “Project from the State Fair that I am most proud of,” which was answered by 11 members.  

The secretary’s report was read by Bailey Feistner and approved as presented.

Numerous reports on Achievement Days and State Fair exhibits were given as follows: Beef – Collin Schmiedt, Poultry – Bailey, Goat and Special Foods – Hope, Rock’in Bands project – Tatiana, Character project – Corey Roberts, Pool Noodle Horse project – Gigi Roberts, Public Speaking and Fashion Revue – Lane, Horticulture Judging – Hope, Beef and Goats – Sutton Senska, Sheep – Shiloh Senska.  Bailey also told the group about being chosen as 4-H Ambassador.  

For old business, the McCrossan Boys Ranch and Air Madness trip has been rescheduled to Sep. 22. The hope is to plan a community service project at the nursing home for November.  

For new business, the club talked about getting the record books and award applications done. They are due Oct. 1.  We made plans for activities for 4-H Week.  

Shooting Sports Recognition Event is Oct. 14 and 4-H Recognition Event is Nov. 10.  Members will be working on a barrel setting schedule for October 26-28. The club decided to do a “Chicken Drop” fundraiser at the homecoming football game. The next meeting is planned for Oct. 14.  

Following the meeting were three presentations. Tatiana Roberts gave a demonstration on her hobbies project of making Rock’in Bands. Gigi Roberts discussed making her Visual Arts pool noodle horse project. Corey Roberts presented information on the Redwood trees in California with his “Avenue of the Giants” talk.

…See a picture in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal.

An exciting part of Achievement Days each year has become the popular Sanborn County Open Class Show.  This year’s competition drew a total of 25 area adults and youth who showcased their amazing talent and skills.  Exhibits ranged from the ever popular photography area to an assortment of quilts to an elaborate leather picture. Tasked with the daunting responsibility of judging the many exhibits were Janelle Bischoff and Kathy Torres.  

As in years past, entries judged “Best of Show” were taken to the State Fair to be judged in the special “County Best of Show” category.  

…See the results in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal.